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Quilting with a Modern Slant: People, Patterns, and Techniques Inspiring the Modern Quilt Community

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Find Your Inspiration


Modern Quilting gives artists the freedom to play with every element of the quilt, to improvise and build on the aesthetics of traditional and art quilts, and to welcome inspiration however it strikes. Tour the varied world of modern quilting through the stories and works of more than 70 of its most exciting artists. Along with a compelling inside look at their creations, the quilters offer step-by-step instructions on favorite improvisational techniques and quilting projects.

Review:

"May, a founder of the Boston Modern Quilt Guild, has created an encyclopedia of modern quilting. So-called 'modern' quilting labels the latest category of quilting, following 'traditional' and 'art.' Modern quilting — admittedly hard to pin down, but proudly inclusive — is a hybrid of the other two, resulting in quilts that 'perform both a design and functional purpose.' May divides her book into seven sections with titles that reflect the whimsy and experimentation that help define modern quilting, including 'A Sense of Play,' 'Improv,' and 'For the Love of Color.' Within those chapters, she presents modern quilters ('Meet'), such as Angela Walters, David Butler, and Caro Sheridan; offers directions ('Project') for techniques like paper piecing and for quilts, like Sherri Lynn Wood's modern t-shirt quilt; and covers history and museums. Sidebars cite quilters' blogs and places to donate quilts, among other information. Crawls at the bottom of pages define words ('Quilt Lingo') and blurbed quotes from quilters and their blogs are scattered throughout for encouragement. Like a good host, May serves as an enthusiastic introducer, teacher, and cheerleader." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to play with traditions and take liberties with fabrics, patterns, colors, stitching, and the ways in which they all connect. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than 70 modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, their quilts, and their tips, tutorials, and techniques will inspire you to try something new and follow your own creativity wherever it leads.

About the Author

Rachel May is an organizing member of the Boston chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild and a lifelong crafter who has focused her energy on quilting for the past 6 years. She teaches writing classes and is currently a Ph.D. student of English and Cultural Studies with a focus on quilts and narrative at the University of Rhode Island. Her writing has received multiple awards, including two Pushcart Prize nominations. She lives in Rhode Island.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Six Steps to a Quilt

What You'll Need

Find Your People

What is Modern Quilting?

Product Details

ISBN:
9781612120638
Author:
May, Rachel
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
Crafts; Quilting
Subject:
Quilts & Quilting
Subject:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Sewing
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.5 x 9 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "May, a founder of the Boston Modern Quilt Guild, has created an encyclopedia of modern quilting. So-called 'modern' quilting labels the latest category of quilting, following 'traditional' and 'art.' Modern quilting — admittedly hard to pin down, but proudly inclusive — is a hybrid of the other two, resulting in quilts that 'perform both a design and functional purpose.' May divides her book into seven sections with titles that reflect the whimsy and experimentation that help define modern quilting, including 'A Sense of Play,' 'Improv,' and 'For the Love of Color.' Within those chapters, she presents modern quilters ('Meet'), such as Angela Walters, David Butler, and Caro Sheridan; offers directions ('Project') for techniques like paper piecing and for quilts, like Sherri Lynn Wood's modern t-shirt quilt; and covers history and museums. Sidebars cite quilters' blogs and places to donate quilts, among other information. Crawls at the bottom of pages define words ('Quilt Lingo') and blurbed quotes from quilters and their blogs are scattered throughout for encouragement. Like a good host, May serves as an enthusiastic introducer, teacher, and cheerleader." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to play with traditions and take liberties with fabrics, patterns, colors, stitching, and the ways in which they all connect. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than 70 modern quilters who have developed their own styles, methods, and aesthetics. Their ideas, their quilts, and their tips, tutorials, and techniques will inspire you to try something new and follow your own creativity wherever it leads.

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